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I wrote this little rant around the time of the referendum on same sex marraiges in Ireland in 2015.  Surprisingly, we ended up the first country to legalize same sex marraige by popular referendum on May 22nd that year.

BORN FREE

Free of ego, free of hate.
Free of judgement about your mates.

No difference, no disparity.
Until teenage angst makes you aware.

Not alike after all, sexual stirrings that appall.
Must hide, not let on, Catholic church's biggest con.

Much confusion and disillusion.
No future free from care, just despair.

Makes me angry and appalled.
That we are blamed for how we're born.

For this Catholic church I'm full of scorn.



Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 6/2/2019 9:40:00 PM
Well penned, Jean. Congrats on your win.
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JEAN MURRAY
Date: 6/3/2019 1:52:00 AM
Thank you Line.
Date: 6/2/2019 3:23:00 PM
So eloquently expressed Jean, we hear you loud and clear! many congrats on your win:-) hugs Jan xx
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JEAN MURRAY
Date: 6/2/2019 4:28:00 PM
Thank you Jan. I'm chuffed! I always say "God knows I'm good!" when asked why I don't attend Mass.
Date: 5/10/2018 8:20:00 PM
Indeed! A fantastic poem Jean. You echo my sentiments perfectly. As a fellow Catholic, I applaud your powerful voice and your potent pen for calling out the shame-masters.. Brilliant! Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
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JEAN MURRAY
Date: 5/11/2018 1:01:00 AM
Daddy took us all to mass before school even in winter Susan and sent me to a convent boarding school. It did me no good at all, I'm happy to say.
Date: 5/8/2018 4:53:00 PM
You said it my dear.... It is not Catholic Church problems, it's humanities...The only thing that we need more in this world ... is MORE LOVE...
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Pashang Salehi
Date: 5/11/2018 8:12:00 PM
I'm just following you....
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JEAN MURRAY
Date: 5/8/2018 5:42:00 PM
True.
Date: 5/8/2018 7:23:00 AM
Oh, my, Jean, when you take on the biggies, you take on the biggies! Wow! My sentiments exactly, so wise, so understanding, so empathetic and so true!
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JEAN MURRAY
Date: 5/8/2018 7:31:00 AM
Thank you for your supportive comments Caren.
Date: 5/5/2018 4:30:00 PM
I share the sentiments expressed in your poem..sooner or later everyone will accept. You wrote on an important topic..best for a win, Jean
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JEAN MURRAY
Date: 5/5/2018 5:33:00 PM
Thank you Vijay.
Date: 5/5/2018 3:34:00 PM
well said, jean! your feelings come through loud and clear...
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JEAN MURRAY
Date: 5/5/2018 5:32:00 PM
Thank you Ilene. Nice to see you.
Date: 5/5/2018 7:32:00 AM
Potent. Visceral. And awesome. Great for contest, my best to you! xomo!
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JEAN MURRAY
Date: 5/5/2018 8:37:00 AM
Hi Maureen. I have many issues with the way us wee Catholics were brought up here in Ireland. It's wonderful to see the sea change.
Date: 5/5/2018 7:10:00 AM
Powerful verse Jean, sometimes I think the church is a bit behind the times. One thing people cannot help the way they are born. Society makes rules and expects everyone to follow the Rules' but it doesn't work out like that. Tom.
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JEAN MURRAY
Date: 5/5/2018 7:18:00 AM
So true. It's a shame the church is responsible for so much shame Tom.